The Indianapolis Colts made one of the NFL’s most shocking decisions of the year during the 2022 season.
After a 3-5-1 start to the season, the Colts fired head coach Frank Reich.
Then they made the stunning move to hire Jeff Saturday as their new coach.
They could have easily made the decision to promote one of their coaches to become their interim head coach, but instead they decided on Saturday, who had never coached above the high school level and was working in broadcasting at the time.
The move was met with plenty of criticism.
It also didn’t yield great results.
The Colts won their first game with Saturday in charge, but proceeded to lose their next 7 on their way to a 4-12-1 record in arguably the league’s worst division.
After the season ended, the Colts went back to searching for a new coach and have put together a long list of candidates to be their next head coach.
For some reason, that list includes Saturday and according to NFL writer Rob Maaddi, he will actually be getting a second interview.
I'm told the #Colts are narrowing their list of candidates for head coach to 7 or 8. Jeff Saturday will be among that list to get a second interview and the team still wants to interview #49ers DC DeMeco Ryans after he had to postpone last week.
— Rob Maaddi (@RobMaaddi) January 24, 2023
It’s really not clear why Saturday is still under consideration for this job.
There are plenty of more qualified candidates for the job with the Colts now able to interview other teams’ coordinators.
If Saturday had a successful first 8 games with the teams, giving him a shot at holding on to the job would make sense. That just isn’t the case. The team arguably got worse with him in charge and blew the biggest lead in NFL history along the way.
There are better options for the Indianapolis Colts.